Saturday, October 30, 2010


If you didn't get a chance to bid on the previous Bonhams auction (earlier this year) of the world's first series production motorcycle, and in fact the world's first 'motorcycle' so named (motorrad auf Deutsche), you've got a second chance at the inaugural Bonhams Las Vegas auction, January 6th (Thursday) 2011, at the Imperial Palace.  And I have to say, bringing two authentic Hildebrand & Wolfmullers to auction within 12 months is quite a coup for the Bonhams gang - good hunting gents!

This particular machine dates from ca. 1895, and had a single owner for the past 50 years.  It was sympathetically restored decades ago, lending the machine a second patina, which looks very good indeed.  It's complete, and is estimated to fetch $130-150k...possibly a conservative estimate as the previous H&W which came under the hammer was in rough and incomplete condition, yet reached £86,200 (~$130k) - see photo below.

For a bit more info on the Hildebrand & Wolfmuller story, click here for my previous post on the subject.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Bikes Only

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. This feature has been expanded to include Bikes Only and Trikes Only. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Otter's 1992 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH under Bikes Only. There are no Trikes Only, or Women or Men on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike or trike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike or trike along with its description.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Corey Miller

Corey Miller is a famous tattoo artist.

He is the owner of Six Feet Under tattoo shop, and currently on LA Ink as an ex-employee of Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo, and is working for Craig Jackman at American Electric.

Corey Miller's talent is friggin mind blowing. I love Tats, and I really love his artwork.

BTW. Corey rides a Custom. How fitting.

Motorcycle Helmet Photo Collection

Motorcycle Helmet Photo Collection

Motorcycle helmets are not just for protection. They are also an expression of the personality of the individual that wears it. They are also an art form all of themselves. They can be personalized and decorated in various ways including stickers, stick on decorations, pinstriping and custom paint.

Here is a collection of photos that are helmet related that I have collected from across net. Some are just works of art and are not even DOT approved. Others are humorous and quite entertaining. Then there are professional racing models with custom paint jobs, some very famous. There are also some vintage helmets and replicas of famous helmets from a bygone era. All are beautiful works of art in their own way. 

Ride on,